Share your views of health and care services during the pandemic

As the independent voice for users of health and care services in the borough of North Tyneside, Healthwatch North Tyneside is currently consulting with members of the public about their…

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Free training and qualifications available to North Tyneside residents

Key Training is a government funded training provider and have been awarded funding to provide FREE accredited and nationally recognised qualifications to the people of North Tyneside. The free Level…

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Volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside 6 August 2020

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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North Tyneside volunteering roundup 23 July

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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Cancer survivor hits fundraising target by hand making rainbows

Dawn Jamieson, a 56 year old local businesswoman, from North Tyneside has raised over £1,300 during quarantine for local cancer charity Live Well With Cancer. Dawn crocheted over 150 rainbows…

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North Tyneside Council launches consultation on Public Space Protection Orders

North Tyneside Council has commenced a 6-week consultation on proposals to extend the public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) that are in place in North Tyneside. The Council welcomes your views…

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Volunteering opportunities update: 7 July 2020

As lockdown is gradually being lifted, more organisations are looking to their volunteering needs and the number of roles is gradually increasing. Here is a roundup of the current volunteering…

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New COVID-19 carers’ factsheets from North Tyneside Carers’ Centre

The North Tyneside Carers’ Centre has created two new factsheets to help organisations identify whether the people they may be in contact with are carers for other. The factsheets are…

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Working With the VCS goes virtual

Monday 15 June saw our first ever online ‘Working With the VCS’ event bringing together 34 representatives from charities, community groups, North Tyneside Council, North Tyneside CCG, Primary Care Networks,…

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Patient and Carer Involvement from NHS

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS is looking at ways to involve patients and carers in shaping future healthcare services. Involving patients, carers and their families in making decisions about…

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Third Sector Trends in North East England 2020

The Community Foundation has released the latest Third Sector Trends Study which shine a light on how charities and community organisations in North East England may fare after Covid-19. This…

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Five North Tyneside groups receive the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

This year sees a record number of groups in North Tyneside being honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the…

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Skills for People’s keeping people connected service North Tyneside

Many people with learning disability and /or autism will become increasingly vulnerable during the current Covid-19 crisis. If you come across vulnerable people, then please refer them to the new…

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New Diabetes UK Befriending Circle & Facebook group

Over the past few weeks the Diabetes UK volunteer team has been working hard to extend their Cumbria Befriending Circle for people with diabetes into the North East. The befriending…

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Eggstatic over ASDA donation

VODA’s Core Services Manager Keith Hardy had a little trip over to ASDA Benton today to collect a very generous donation of around 200 Easter Eggs from the team there.…

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Suicide Prevention website launches to support the North East and North Cumbria

The North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network is a regional partnership of organisations and individuals, collaborating across different agencies and communities, to help enhance and support all suicide…

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North Tyneside comes together to provide a lifeline from the community

Press release from North Tyneside Council 28.04.20 North Tyneside Council launched its dedicated Covid-19 support hub last month for those in need of immediate help and support and who can’t…

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Latest Blog: VODA’s COVID-19 Response

Our Chief Officer, Robin Fry, blogs about VODA’s COVID-19 response: “To say I’m proud of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak by VODA’s staff and volunteers would be a huge…

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Cedarwood Trust – supporting the local community during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live and work dramatically over a very short period of time. Many organisations are understandably struggling to adapt to these new challenges, however…

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North Tyneside support hub launched for those most at risk

A service has been launched in North Tyneside to help those affected by coronavirus – and has already been helping those most in need. North Tyneside Council has set up…

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North of Tyne agrees new partnership with charity sector to aid recovery

North of Tyne politicians have struck an agreement with representatives of the voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to assist in the region’s recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. The…

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North East VCSE COVID-19 online community

VONNE and the North East Local Infrastructure Organisations (LIOs) have set up an online community via Knowledge Hub to provide a platform for VCSE organisations to communicate with each other…

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VCSE Supporting Response to COVID-19

VODA is working closely with North Tyneside Council and Health Services to provide a coordinated response to the current situation. As part of this we are working with North Tyneside…

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Volunteer telephone call handlers wanted for COVID-19 support

Dreamshine Community Interest Company is looking for volunteers for their COVID-19 telephone helpline. The helpline (0300 3658554) covers all of North Tyneside and is for anyone feeling overwhelmed, lonely, anxious,…

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VODA launches COVID-19 volunteering opportunities

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak we are scaling up our Good Neighbours volunteering project to help address the needs of our local communities across North Tyneside. We are seeking…

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VODA Funding Fair postponed until further notice

Due to recent developments around the increased infection rate of coronavirus VODA has decided to postpone the Funding Fair we had planned for Wednesday 22 April at the Linskill Centre…

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Responding to Coronavirus

In the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic charities and communities groups across the country are pulling out all the stops to support some of our most vulnerable residents whilst…

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Working With the VCS: how can we make North Tyneside an even safer place to live?

The March 2020 Working With the VCS event, hosted by Whitley Bay Big Local, focused on the vital work of voluntary and community organisations in creating safe, cohesive and resilient…

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Community lift off at Battle Hill

The Linskill Trusts’s engAGE (55+) and Encompass (adult provision) programmes were officially launched last week, with over 80 people defying the inclement weather to attend the Open Day at Battle…

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Forest Hall YPC seeks new volunteers

Forest Hall YPC is a registered charity based at East Palmersville Sports Pavilion. It is home to Forest Hall Football Club and Forest Hall Boxing Club. It is a very…

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